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Niederlander
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« on: August 10, 2017, 06:22:30 pm »


Gentlemen,  I got to shoot an 1866 Trapdoor Springfield last night.  What a hoot!  That goofy u-shaped spring it uses for an extractor worked quite well.   What a giant step forward in technology for its day!
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 06:54:23 pm »

It amazes me the number of those things that are still around!  And what a great cartridge, when you consider it really was the first CF the army ever designed.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 08:18:20 pm »

Definitely!  The .50-70 is my favorite cartridge in single shots.  I've got a line on where another 1866 may be.  Who knows?!
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 08:51:36 pm »

I got mine a month ago and have had fun with it. I live near Buffalo Bill's birthplace in Leclaire Iowa and have
done living history there. They don't have a Lucricia Borgia replica, so when I go back I can show mine. I would
really like to buy another to donate to their museum, if you know of one with a bad bore or missing internal
parts, That I could get reasonably to donate let me know.

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 06:29:35 am »

if you know of one with a bad bore or missing internal
parts,
                             BTB
I've got one with a missing sear, a bad breech block and barrel, and has had the end of the butt stock cut off, but I'm not interested in parting with my lamp. Cool

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9M9unK0x7ooR2lSM3ViZ2szTldfSGRON3ZzazRSNHRyQjVj/view?usp=sharing

Someday I'd like to get a shooter.

I thought I had a picture of Lucricia Borgia, but I can't find it. Embarrassed
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